Whether you’re an expert gardener or a complete novice, there are a few tips and tricks you need to have up your sleeve to make sure you’ve got a garden that’s blooming and flourishing at its best, to say the least. So read on- you might know about some of them, but often tend to ignore them, and if that’s the case, here’s a little more push for you that way.
Know your Soil
First and foremost, always check and know the soil type in your garden. This will help you make better and smart choices about the kind of plants you’ll be planting, how often do you need to water them and their fertilizer requirements too. Before you get started with planting, also add a 1-2 inch protective layer of mulch which will help reduce soil erosion and also enhance water retention.
Choose the Correct Fertilizer
Now this one’s a biggie- depending on the soil type, apply the correct fertilizer and make sure you do it in the right quantity. Applying too much fertilizer, as any sound gardener would know, is not a good idea since it can do more harm than help- and even burn your plant’s roots.
Pick Disease Resistant Plants
One of the keys of successful gardening is to make sure you choose the right varieties of plant based on your garden type, soil type, climate etc, and also choose disease resistant varieties of plants.
This one’s probably the most important of all garden maintenance tips we, or anyone could tell you. Different plants have different water requirements, and the best way to ensure that they grow at their best is to give them just the right amount of water at the right time. This may sound like too much work, and if that’s the case, you can always hire a good garden service and get sorted!
Another simple tip to remember during gardening is to space your plants correctly, and make sure you don’t overcrowd them. Most expert gardeners will tell you that it is best to have good airflow around your plants, since it also means less competition among them for resources like sunlight, water, food and space.
Remove the Dead
It is also very important to get rid of all the rotting and dead plants and veggies in your garden. You might ignore this one, thinking that it might decompose and provide nutrition to the plants that are thriving, but that’s one of the biggest misconceptions a lot of gardeners tend to have. Infact, dying vegetation is usually a home for pests and insects that harm your plants.
Learn Weed Control
Apart from being a nasty problem themselves, weeds also invite pests and insect, and lead to many plant diseases if left ignored. Make it a point to de-weed your garden, especially during the initial stages of plant growth. It is also a good idea to pick fertilizers that also have weed control capabilities- it just helps because that way, you kill two birds with one stone.
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